Jessica Hendry Nelson is the author of If Only You People Could Follow Directions (Counterpoint Press, February 2014), which was selected as a best debut book by the Indies Introduce New Voices program, the Indie Next List by the American Booksellers Association, and named a Best Book of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews. Her work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Crab Orchard Review, PANK, The Rumpus, Drunken Boat, and elsewhere. She teaches writing at Burlington College and the low-residency MFA program at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. She serves as the managing editor and nonfiction editor of Green Mountains Review.
Empathy and the Existential in Mental Illness and Psychotherapy
Lee Gutkind's "Same Time Next Week" and Irvin D. Yalom's "Creatures of a Day" represent two takes on the state of psychotherapy and mental illness today....